Our Staff


Office Administrator: For close to 20 years, Colleen Dickman has been the backbone of Temple Beth Jacob, helping our members and friends navigate questions large and small. She is friendly, helpful, professional, and always the voice you want to hear on the other end of a phone call. A native of California, Colleen and her husband Scott are members of the Temple and raised both of their daughters at TBJ.



Religous School Principal: Arlene Taranow has served as TBJ’s religious school principal, first as assistant, then as co, and eventually as solo, since 2010. Arlene’s dedication has made the TBJ religious school one where every child is loved for who he/she is, feels safe, and loves to learn. Arlene also taught writing with teachers and students through the National Writing Project in New Hampshire. Arlene and her husband Mitch are members of the Temple and raised both of their sons at TBJ.